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Green Initiatives at CLC

Sustainable CLC

The College of Lake County is proud to be selected as a finalist for the 2015 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards with six other two-year institutions, signatories of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). This national competition recognizes CLC’s proactive work to build a sustainable and positive global future.

CLC received the Gold level award from the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact in 2014, for integrating sustainability into its daily operations and transforming its culture. Best practices for green building and development not only conserve resources, but also serve as a living laboratory for student and community learning.

Our sustainability initiatives are guided by a Sustainability Plan that establishes goals, action items, and performance metrics, separated into the three intersecting spheres of community college sustainability: Greening Our Campus, Greening Our Curriculum, and Greening Our Community.

Greening Our Campus

Learn what we are doing to conserve energy, water, building materials and landscapes on all three campuses.

Greening Our Curriculum

Learn how we are preparing students for careers in the Green Economy.

Greening Our Community

Learn how we are working with municipal, business, and civic leaders to protect natural resources and grow the local economy to benefit the Lake County community. 

CLC is a founding member of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), a consortium of the state’s 48 community colleges, which works to stimulate the Illinois green economy through green workforce training, market transformation and community outreach activities.  CLC is also a member of Community Green, the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools and the SEED Center, for Sustainability Education and Economic Development.



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